Woman who killed husband’s mistress had binoculars, ammo, rubber gloves, earplugs: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A woman who police say carried out a calculated plan to kill her husband’s mistress brought a trove of items with her including binoculars and ammunition.Jennair Gerardot, 47, of Wilmington, Delaware, knew about her husband’s affair with 33-year-old Meredith Chapman of Pennsylvania, according to Radnor Township Police.Gerardot rented a car about two weeks ago in Wilmington and on Monday drove near Chapman’s house in Radnor Township, a Philadelphia suburb, and parked on a side street, police said.Gerardot broke into Chapman’s house and waited for her to come home, police said. As soon as Chapman walked in the door, Gerardot shot her in the head, police said. Gerardot then turned the gun on herself, shooting herself in the head, according to police.Found inside Gerardot’s rental car were binoculars, ammunition, rubber gloves and earplugs, police said, and emails and texts indicated Gerardot’s attack was pre-meditated.  Jennair Gerardot’s husband, Mark Gerardot, was in the driveway when officers arrived at the scene. He told them, “My wife may be inside,” police said.Police said they believe Mark Gerardot was in the area because he had planned to meet Chapman for dinner, and when she didn’t arrive, he became concerned and went to her house.  Mark Gerardot worked for the University of Delaware from November 2017 to April 2018 and he left the university earlier this month, University of Delaware spokeswoman Andrea Boyle Tippett said.Chapman worked at the University of Delaware from 2010 to March 2018, Tippett said. She also received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2007 and her master’s from the university in 2015.  “Everyone who knew and worked with Meredith is heartbroken,” Tippett told ABC News via email. “As a proud alumna of UD, her commitment to her work was exceeded only by her boundless energy. She believed earnestly in the power of communication to bring people together, whether to achieve their collective goals or simply to share their stories. We will miss her.”Chapman also worked as an assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at Villanova University and ran for the state senate in Delaware in 2016.A former student remembered Chapman as a mentor and role model.“She was a vibrant and engaging teacher who went out of her way to help grow the communications careers of students at the university — young women in particular,” the student told ABC News via email.“During her 2016 run for district senate a group of students, including myself, helped to support her campaign and she let us know that working with her UD students motivated her to be a better professor and advocate for a stronger education system and job opportunities for the next generation,” the student said. “Even though she lost the election, Professor Chapman accepted her loss with grace and utilized it as a teaching moment to inspire us all to take risks and pursue our passions no matter the odds.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Lucchini sparks Kootenay to first win of BCMMHL season by scoring twice, Rockets rebound in game two

first_imgJake Lucchini of Trail scored with three-minutes-plus remaining in the third period, snapping a 4-4 tie and lifting the Kootenay Ice to its first win of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season, a 5-4 decision over Okanagan Rockets, Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, the Ice could not duplicate the magic Sunday in the rubber match losing 7-0 to the Rockets.Saturday, the Ice held period leads of 2-0 and 4-3 before Okanagan captain Josh Ellis tied the game beating Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell four minutes into the final period.However, with time running out Lucchini snapped home his second of the game to power the Ice to its first win of the season.Nelson’s Brandon Sookro also scored twice for Kootenay with Riley Brant of Trail adding a single.Justin Marreck scored twice and Harlan Orr had a single for Okanagan.Sunday, Ellis scored the first goal of the game for the Rockets 58 seconds into the game — sliding a shot past Newell from the corner — and everything went south after that for Kootenay.Newell, orginally from Vancouver but moved to Nelson during the off season, played both games between the pipes for Kootenay after goalie teammate Brett Soles was sick for most of the week.The Ice ran into a red-hot goalie in the form of Harrison Whitlock, who slammed the door on the Kootenay shooters.Whitlock was especially tough in the first period as Kootenay twice breakaways but were unable to beat Whitlock.Mitchell Cook, with a pair, Marreck, Mackenzie Fernie, Parker Bowles and Drayden Larsen also scored for the Rockets, improving to 3-3-0 on the season.Meanwhile, the Ice fell to 1-3 to remain last in the BCMMHL standings. Kootenay opened the season losing twice to the North Island Silvertips from Nanaimo.However, Kootenay is only four points out of sixth spot in the 11-team league.ICE CHIPS: Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell accepted a hockey scholarship offer to Princeton University following a tour of some Ivy League schools. Newell, celebrating her 16th birthday last week and currently attending L.V. Rogers in Nelson, plans to graduate early from high school and head to the New Jersey-based university in the fall to begin studies in a degree in economics. . . . Seth Schmidt of Creston had two assists during Saturday’s win. . . .Jake Lucchini of Trail leads the Ice in scoring with four goals for five points. Brandon Sookro of Nelson is second with three markers. Schmidt also has three assists for [email protected]last_img read more